Jeep is proclaiming its “Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 Edition” Jeep Wrangler the toughest vehicle in the world, and the staged footage in the video below would tend to support that. On the other hand, staged footage isn’t real life, just like being able to smoke the enemy in COD doesn’t make you a stone cold killer.
An open-top Jeep wouldn’t be my ride of choice when being chased by assault-rifle firing bad guys in a former Soviet bloc military vehicle. Even with a brush guard in place, a Jeep Wrangler isn’t going to emerge unscathed after tangling with a chunk of corrugated steel at 40 mph or so, and an RPG is going to do a bit more damage than what’s portrayed in the video.
I’m not dissing the Jeep Wrangler, since it remains one of the most capable (and durable) SUVs on the planet. Still, when you release a trailer like this, you open yourself up to all kinds of trouble from buyers who wreck their Jeeps driving up stone stairs at 30 miles per hour, facing down a tank, and then going head to head with an attack helicopter.
Since Jeep didn’t pass along this helpful advice, I will: don’t try this stuff at home.